Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/20/13): 12 Teams, No. 1 Pick, Standard Scoring
Last preseason, we conducted one fantasy football mock draft per day using a mock draft simulator powered by FantasyPros.
Having begun our 2013 series of drafts on June 1st, we will continue to post our draft results and comments up until the start of the 2013 season on September 5th.
We will track all of the mocks here on this centralized page.
Like last year, I will vary the size of the league, the scoring format and draft slot and then post the results of my team with comments.
For today's mock, it is a 12-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 1 pick. The league starts one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.01 - Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: The no-brainer pick of the draft. All Day.
- 2.12 - Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans: It's been a while since his 2,000-yard season, but the Titans have significantly improved their interior offensive line in free agency and the draft.
- 3.01 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Johnson has three seasons with 1,500-plus yards in the past five years including last season.
- 4.12 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants: If Nicks can stay healthy, he could have a big year as he plays for his next contract.
- 5.01 - Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: Often overlooked by fantasy owners in standard-scoring leagues, Sproles is a nice value as the 49th overall pick.
- 6.12 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Even if he's not the starter to begin the season, Bernard will see his workload continue to expand as the season progresses.
- 7.01 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Vereen would have seen a bump in touches with the departure of Danny Woodhead. With the release of Aaron Hernandez and injury concerns of Rob Gronkowski, Vereen could produce like a low-end RB2 this year.
- 8.12 - Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Williams had a nice bounce-back season last year with 63 receptions for a career-high 996 yards and nine touchdowns.
- 9.01 - Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: In general, I prefer to get any of my top 12 QBs as my starter and prefer mine to be the last one of the group drafted. That is what happened here.
- 10.12 - Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: I usually wait on tight end to add depth at running back early and Cook is one of the TEs that I tend to target later in drafts.
- 11.01 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: In my opinion, Stacy has as good of an opportunity to get the largest share of the workload among the Rams' backs and he's the last one off the board.
- 12.12 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: With Mike Wallace in Miami, Sanders will have the opportunity to step up and will get a huge boost in targets in a contract year.
- 13.01 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: A big red-zone target, Jeffery could score 8-10 touchdowns this year provided he stays healthy and things go well.
- 14.12 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST: Typically, I wait until the second-to-last round to draft my team defense.
- 15.01 - Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens: As usual, it's my kicker in the last round.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 16-team point-per-reception (PPR) mock with the No. 8 pick .